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Nov 22, 2013 03:49 AM

Thanksgiving Pound Cake

Other than making a pumpkin pound cake, does anyone else do one that's good for the season? No nuts would be best but almonds and peanuts are okay. I don't know why I have this in my head but just felt like making one. Thanks!

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  1. The pastel vasco cake recipe could probably be tailored to a more seasonal fruit than blackberries. I haven't made it yet but hear it is amazing. I think it seems similar to a pound cake...

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    1. re: DowntownJosie

      That sounds good and I could vary the compote based on what I have. Thanks!

    2. Eggnog pound cake. I make it through New Year's, and it's always well received.

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      1. re: pine time

        Is it w/ eggnog spices or w/ eggnog in it? Eggnog is really sugar, eggs, cream/milk, nutmeg/spices which are similar to what's in pound cake. I did find this which looks good. Currants and rum:

        1. re: chowser

          Both, spices & eggnog. Sometimes I gild the lily and add coconut, too.

      2. Make a turkey stuffing pound cake. The perfect blend of sweet and savory.

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          Like pound cake batter poured over stuffing?

          1. re: chowser

            No. Like stuffing spices incorporated into pound cake batter and baked.

            Think salt, pepper, garlic, thyme, onions, sage, celery etc.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              Maybe we could do stuffing pancakes the next morning w/ cranberry sauce.

              1. re: chowser

                I just had "Thanksgiving stuffing cookie" which was surprisingly tasty. That's what gave me the idea.

                1. re: chowser

                  i saw stuffing waffles on serious eats, lol.

          2. Classic Rum Cake is really sort of a pound cake and very tasty and festive.

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            1. re: sandylc

              Funny, that was my first thought and it'll be my fall back but I've done it often.

              1. re: chowser

                Yeah, oldie but goodie...maybe change it up? Brandy instead of rum and dried cherries and/or apricots included?

              2. re: sandylc

                ++ on the Rum cake; another cake I love to do is caramel apple pound cake with a crumble on top

              3. Faulknerian Family Spice Cake - it's basically a pound cake with spices and a caramel icing:

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                1. re: emily

                  Caramel frosting sounds great. Maybe I could do an apple bundt-like cake w/ that. Too many good ideas. Good thing pound cake isn't mostly a Thanksgiving thing.